Perhaps you noticed a familiar face was missing from Floyd Mayweather's corner during his rematch with Marco Maidana on Saturday night. Well, now an interview with Fighthype.com has the Twitterverse in a tizzy this evening with Floyd making it clear he intends to shake up The Money Team in a big way.
"When May comes around and you guys see All Access in May, I'll have a totally new team and probably a totally new staff," Mayweather told Fighthype, a source that's perhaps best known for being Mayweather's go-to bullhorn.
This quote is interesting on more than one level because it also suggests, of course, that Floyd intends to fight in May of 2015, as opposed to waiting until September.
Perhaps most tantalizing about the news is the pretty clear suggestion that Floyd and Leonard Ellerbe will no longer be doing business together. Ellerbe is CEO of Mayweather Promotions (for now) and has been a close associate/friend of Floyd's for his entire career. This article in the Washington Post goes into more detail about their relationship. Ellerbe is a fixture in the gym during training camp and in Floyd's corner during the fights. For the most recent bout, he was absent from both.
Some are wondering if this sets the stage for Richard Schaefer to step in as CEO of Mayweather Promotions. That remains to be seen, but Floyd assures us one thing will remain the same: "We may make a lot of changes in my team, but Al Haymon ain't going nowhere."
So ... Is this the big May surprise?!? I kid, but interestingly it appears Mayweather may be sensing he needs to revamp his act if he wants remain the sport's biggest attraction.